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: Park Ji-won
Sun, September 19, 2021 | 07:49
Nat'l gugak center to focus on original form of traditional music
People's attention to traditional music is likely higher than ever thanks to the popularity of the so-called fusion gugak (Korean traditional music) genre. A video of Leenalchi, an alternative pop band, has already exceeded 15.3 million views on YouTube, and one of a series of promotional videos from the Korea Tourism Organization featuring the band and its music exceeded 47....
| 2021-09-17 15:11
Yoido Full Gospel Church founder Cho Yong-gi dies
Rev. Cho Yong-gi, founder and senior pastor of the Yoido Full Gospel Church, died Tuesday. He was 85. The pastor emeritus passed away at 7:13 a.m. in Seoul National University Hospital due to a brain hemorrhage, the church said. The church is the largest single congregation in the world and is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Cho had been hospitalized due to ...
| 2021-09-14 15:05
NTCK's multimedia play to be showcased for roaming audience
The National Theater Company of Korea (NTCK) will showcase a new COVID-19-friendly form of tour-like multimedia play that invites its audience to move around outside of the theater, showcasing a VR performance about poet Yi Sang (1910-37), the 1930s and present.
| 2021-09-14 12:24
Catholic Church joins net zero drive
The Catholic Diocese of Suwon consisting of 222 churches in the region pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 by using renewable energy in its facilities.
Labor & Environment
| 2021-09-13 15:01
Number of regular churchgoers declines while pastors, church numbers increase
Churches have needed to close their doors to worshippers due to the tightened social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, banning people from church-related activities, such as face-to-face worship services and other gatherings.
| 2021-09-13 09:00
National Changgeuk Company of Korea performs hybrid media art adaptation of traditional pansori folktale
The “Heungbuga” is one of five surviving pansori (a traditional Korean genre of storytelling performed by a singer and drummer), stories that have largely been performed by singers known as “soriggun” in Korean, and enjoyed by the public since the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910). Many artists have performed the story, which revolves around the poor family of Heungbu (also known as...
| 2021-09-12 18:23
[INTERVIEW] Belgian filmmaker explores why young Koreans are dominating classical music
It is no longer a rarity to hear about Koreans sweeping international classical music competitions. Just recently, pianists Park Jae-hong and Kim Do-hyun won the first and second prizes, respectively, at the 63rd Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy, one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world.
| 2021-09-10 08:48
Dancers, artists urge gov't to include dance classes in school
A group of dancers including Kang Sue-jin, artistic director of the Korean National Ballet, actor Park Sang-won, professor of the Seoul Institute of the Arts and Kim Bo-ram, artistic director of Ambiguous Dance Company urged the government to introduce dance classes in elementary and middle schools as part of their efforts to expand the rights for students to receive an arts ...
| 2021-09-09 18:31
Letters of Korea's first Catholic priest published in English
Marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Saint Andrew Kim Dae-geon (1821-46), the Research Foundation of Korean Church History under the Archdiocese of Seoul has published an English translation of “The Letters of Saint Andrew Kim Dae-geon,” one of the three memorial books on his activities as an important early figure in the Catholic Church in Korea.
| 2021-09-09 16:00
Progressive Protestants, Catholics launch solidarity network for anti-discrimination law
Protestants and Catholics joined hands to launch a Christian solidarity network to support passage of an anti-discrimination bill, amid a backlash from conservative Christians against sexual minorities.
| 2021-09-08 09:00
Will use of leftover vaccines for second shot help curb ever-growing cases?
Boston Dynamics' robot dog on safety patrol duty at Kia factory
Korean consumers fascinated by expensive, unconventional fruit
Yoon Seok-youl faces racism controversy with comment belittling Africa
Will Samsung attend third White House meeting addressing chip shortage?
Banks expand retail, digital ties while cutting costs on conventional operations
Seoul, Tokyo still remain far apart over historical issues
Samsung, Apple rivalry continues over newest smartphones
'Big 4' group leaders asked to shoulder more job creation
Watchdog to continue legal battle with Woori chair
Climate crisis is imminent
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